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Parry to Present Papers at the American Journalism Historians’ Association Conference

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Pam Parry, associate professor of journalism, will present a paper Oct. 9 at the American Journalism Historians’ Association Conference in Birmingham. Her paper titled, “Second Fiddle, Not Second Rate: Associate Role Obscures Anne Wheaton’s Contributions to Public Relations,” explores the career of the first woman appointed as an associate press secretary to a U.S. president. Wheaton served as an associate press secretary to Dwight D. Eisenhower. Additionally, Parry will present a research-in-progress paper the next day at the same conference. This project investigates Anne Wheaton’s role in helping Margaret Sanger publicize the need for birth control information in the United States.